Historical Events on October 19, 1987

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • Black Monday: Dow Jones stock index falls 508.32 points (22%), 4½ times the previous daily record
  • US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf
  • Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time